Winning point of view
Photo of safety measures at construction site is last week's Big Picture winner
Mr Desmond Lau, 32, carries his camera all the time.
So when he chanced upon what he thought was a nice view, he whipped out the camera.
Mr Lau snapped last week's Big Picture contest winner while visiting a construction site at Punggol in February.
For work, he visits construction sites two to three times a week and audits safety processes.
He said: "I usually use my camera for work, but I thought the scene would make for a good photo."
Mr Lau said he was taking pictures of the safety measures used at the site, and thought his photo would fit nicely with last week's theme, Made in Singapore.
He said: "These are the groups of people that make Singapore."
All three judges agreed, awarding him the weekly prize of $500.
The Big Picture is a year-long contest organised by The New Paper and the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth to encourage Singaporeans to document everyday life.
Judge Mindy Tan felt the theme was a difficult one. She said: "Kudos to the winner for getting to the spot. That's half the battle won."
She also praised Mr Lau's juxtaposition of the construction workers in the foreground against the flats in the background.
For judge Sam Chin, this made the picture stand out from last week's nine finalists.
He said: "This image strikes me the most with its unique view, and the use of framing."
He added: "Besides demonstrating Singapore's manufacturing prowess, it also features the people behind the scenes who are usually forgotten."
Judge Tay Kay Chin was also impressed.
"I like the feel of inside-versus-outside," he said. "The picture is simple and yet has all the elements of a great image."
To see the judges' other choices and last week's finalists, visit The Big Picture website at http://www2.tnp.sg/TheBigPicture
This image strikes me the most with its unique view as well as the use of framing.
- Judge Sam Chin
THIS WEEK'S JUDGES
Tay Kay Chin, 48, is a co-founder of Platform. He held different editorial positions in newspapers in Singapore and the US, before deciding to become a freelance photographer and photojournalism lecturer. He recently published a photo book titled Made In Singapore.
Mindy Tan, 33, was with The New Paper for four years. She is now a wedding photographer in Singapore. Her images are feminine and infused with light. They have won international awards and have been exhibited at the National Museum of Singapore. Mindy is also a passionate documentary photographer and published writer. She has been featured on TV, radio and print. Her work can be seen at mindytan.com and mindytanweddings.com
Sam Chin, 27, is a corporate and editorial photographer who works on documentary projects in his personal time. He seeks to reflect societal and environmental issues through his pictures. Sam graduated from the School of Art, Design & Media, Nanyang Technological University, where he received his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography and Digital Imaging. See more of his work at https://sam-chin.squarespace.com
This week, we continue to look at the industrial and manufacturing sectors in Singapore, which play an important role in our economy.
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